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Gay marriage and the Commons: another test of what MPs are actually for

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As we approach the moment of truth on gay marriage this evening, I'm struck by the number of MPs who are explaining their vote by reference to their constituents, or at least, those constituents who have taken the time to contact th...

Why do so many Tory MPs have second jobs?

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The Henry G Manson Friday column Ed Miliband’s decision to clamp down on the number of Labour MPs who have second jobs caused some surprise the other week. Following the 2015 general election no Labour MP will be able to work more t...

More than 50 MPs have served in the Armed Forces. Bet you didn't know that

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Yesterday a group of MPs from across the political spectrum – though mostly Tories – met for a remembrance service at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks. They all had one thing in common: they'd served in the Armed Forces. What ...

MPs' expenses: Commons deputy Chris Bryant has a dabble in real estate - at your expense

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Another senior Labour MP has been caught repeatedly 'flipping' his designated second home to maximise financial gain from lucrative allowances.Chris Bryant, the then deputy leader of the House of Commons, changed his 'second home' t...

The MPs second job issue could have salience

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YouGov finds strong support for stopping MPs have 2nd jobs — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) February 25, 2015 Cameron’s right but it’s a hard sell Ed Miliband, inevitably given what’s happened this week, mad...


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